Happiness is a mystery like religion and should never be rationalized.
Self-inquiry is the key to understanding what makes our soul sing, or our spirit suffocate – it is how we learn the difference and get to the centre of our being. I hope at least some of the questions in THink will enable you to do just that – to tarry a while and tease your thought processes out into the open, so that you can reflect, imagine, and then visualise who you want to be.
The fact of the matter is that I am the possessor of a resting bitch face. I spend large parts of my waking day looking downright po-faced, which likely explains why half the populace I encounter ask if I am okay, with the other half advising me to cheer up, or words to that effect.
But I am happy (most of the time …). Not the shouty, joy of joy happy state, which simply isn’t me. I am, however, content – and that for me equates to happiness. I may not ever look it, and I may not be brimming over with gut-curdling shivers of supreme delight, but I am, I believe, a relatively happy soul.
What about you – how do you define happiness?
And are you?
Or is it something that you have spent your life looking for?
If so, do you think you will ever find it?
When was the happiest you have ever been?
What were you doing at the time?
And finally …
Is happiness overrated?
There are no right or wrong answers here – these questions are merely an aid to help you explore your emotions and circumstances so that you can start to develop self-awareness and move forward in a more positive way.